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Pregnant with persistent itchy in the throat and cough. Prescribed amoxicillin. Any natural cure?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and have had a persistent itchy in the throat cough for the past 1.5 weeks. Now it seems to be worsening and I can feel a congested chest with phlegm creeping up my throat. I also feel shortness of breath. I have been prescribed Amoxicillin but I'm trying to avoid taking it. Is there a possibility that the cough and phlegm will clear naturally and in due course instead of me taking meds. Thanks.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is understandable to be hesitant about using medication especially at such an early stage of pregnancy.

Most cases of cough and cold are viral and you can consider waiting out the symptoms to see if improvement occurs. These viral illnesses can last 2 to 3 weeks in some persons and the cough itself can last up to 6 weeks.

You can increase your fluid intake to decrease the viscosity of the mucus , this would help it to be eliminated easier.
You can also consider the use of a humidifier or vaporiser which should help as well.

I hope this helps
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ernest Ndifor's  Response
hello madam, thanks for using this forum to pose your worries.
the symptoms you present sounds like you have a respiratory tract infection in pregnancy.
pregnancy is a very delicate period and you shouldn't take presentations like this for granted...
sincerely, some mild infections could pass-on naturally but others might actually need medication for a few days or weeks.
please get yourself examined and treated properly to avoid any complications.
thanks for understanding.
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Shailendra Kumar Naithani's  Response
hi
welcome to HCM
thanks for your query
you are absolutely right in first trimester of empirical use of any medicnes specialty antibiotics should be avoided ,
if sputum is purulent then first you should go for culture and sensitivity of sputum and swab from throat and if sputum is mucoid , then nothing of much concern
a lot of herbals blend woks good on productive and non productive cough . you can visit near by Ayurvdic Physician and take advise for that
i wish you good health and healthy baby
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Jasmeet Singh Dhami's  Response
Hello
First of congrats for the blessing of baby and for your current problem there i a very simple and safe solution here just take some mulethi (glycirrhiza glabra) and chew it completely. Your throat wil be soothed and also it will have positive effects on your body. For further treatment contact a nearby ayurvedic physician or mail me at drjasmeetdhami@rediffmail.com
Hope you be healthy soon
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Sumeet Pardeshi's  Response
Hello Ma'am
Thanks For using Healthcaremagic as an forum for your Questions..
Answer to this
Because of viral you have been affected by cold & cough
I will Suggest You
1) To drink boiled Water
2) Adulsa Cough Syrup( ayurvedic Cough Syrup)
3) Dont eat or Drink cold Beverages
4) Wear Warmth Clothes , socks & sllipers on foot
5) Avoid Work of allergy

Try this for a week & let me know

All the Best & Take Care

With Regards

Dr.Sumeet Pardeshi

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Pregnant with persistent itchy in the throat and cough. Prescribed amoxicillin. Any natural cure?

Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic It is understandable to be hesitant about using medication especially at such an early stage of pregnancy. Most cases of cough and cold are viral and you can consider waiting out the symptoms to see if improvement occurs. These viral illnesses can last 2 to 3 weeks in some persons and the cough itself can last up to 6 weeks. You can increase your fluid intake to decrease the viscosity of the mucus , this would help it to be eliminated easier. You can also consider the use of a humidifier or vaporiser which should help as well. I hope this helps